The Ste. Genevieve High School Cheerleaders attended a National Cheerleaders Association camp at SEMO in Cape Girardeau on July 14- 16. Over these few days, they learned cheers, chants, stunts and other skills for the upcoming year. The team brought home a Spirit Stick and received the stick two out of the three days! This occurs when a team collectively shows enthusiasm, school spirit and a willingness to learn.
The team also brought home the Herkie award, which is given to one team that shows leadership, values, teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the week. Nick Giesler and Hunter Nelms also received the Pay it Forward Award, which was given to them by a peer who thought they both embodied the true spirit of a cheerleader. Eight of the team members were nominated to try out for the All American team, as well, and both Hunter Nelms and Isabella Neel made the team! And last but certainly not least, the team also earned a bid to the national competition!